3 Jul 2015

Degustabox June: Surprise Foodie Box & Discount Code!

The June Degustabox arrived last week and it has a 'Picnic Box' theme with lots of refreshing drinks and snacks to enjoy. Degustabox is a monthly subscription box that delivers a surprise selection of foodie products directly to your door. Opening up the Degustabox each month has become a much anticipated event (usually known as "Degustabox Day" in our house!) and the June box was no exception.

Discount Code: OWC2W

Each Degustabox costs £12.99 a month, which includes delivery. There is no fixed contract involved and you can cancel at any time. Degustabox have kindly provided my readers with the following Discount Code for £3.00 off your next Degustabox, bringing the cost to £9.99 delivered. Simply enter the code - OWC2W.

Here's a closer look at all the products in this months Degustabox:

Rekorderlig Strawberry Lime Cider: Rekorderlig is a premium Cider that is made with pure Swedish spring water. The summery combination of freshly picked strawberries with a hint of lime peel is a perfect refreshment for this time of year. It's easy to see why this is the Degustabox Product of the Month. 

Icycl Vodka Ice Pops: These freezable Ice Pops are available in a selection of fruity flavours, such as Lemon & Lime and Orchard Apple, and contain a 6.4% kick of vodka. This is not really my kind of thing at all so I'll be passing it on to a family member who I know will enjoy it! They're available to purchase from www.31dover.com. 

Zeo Drinks: Zeo are lightly carbonated soft drinks that blend 98% spring water with naturally extracted fruits and botanicals and a little stevia and sugar for sweetness. I like the fact that each bottle has less than 30 calories. I received two varieties: Peach & Grapefruit and Zesty Lime.

Both drinks have a light, fresh flavour that is very refreshing without being sweet at all. The Peach & Grapefruit in particular is crisp with a unique flavour. The Zesty Lime had a nice zingy hint of lime but I didn't really enjoy the overall flavour.

Vybe 100% Natural Coconut Water: There are many health benefits associated with coconut water and Vybe 100% Natural Coconut Water is described as being full of electrolytes which help to hydrate and maintain a healthy PH level. Vybe's coconut water is made from sweet coconuts from Thailand and is fat free and cholesterol free. I don't really like coconut water on it's own, only the flavoured versions, so I enjoyed this Vybe with a dash of orange & mango cordial.

Pitch Chocolate Brioche & Choc Chip Brioche: I'm sure most people are already familiar with these individually wrapped Brioche rolls - they're useful as a lunch box treat. My favourites are the chocolate filled ones which have a delicious hint of hazelnut. Brioche Pasquier are currently running a new promotion to try a Free Sports Session with each pack.

Love Chin Chin: Apparently "Chin Chin" is a type of sweet snack that is popular in West Africa. Love Chin Chin have taken a family recipe to produce their take on this classic snack that 'crunches like a biscuit and tastes like a cake'. There are four varieties available: Vanilla, Cinnamon, Lemon or Chilli. 

I received the Cinnamon flavour which, happily, is exactly the one I would go for. Each snack has a super crunchy texture, I would say crunchier than a biscuit, but not too hard. The cinnamon flavour here is quite strong but is also joined by a taste of clove. The overall snack is not sweet and is almost bordering on being a savoury one. Regardless, they're very tasty and it's difficult to stop nibbling once opened!

Kallø Rice Snacks: Kallø is a popular brand of rice snacks from the Netherlands that are already well-known in the UK. I was really pleased to see a couple of Kallø products in the Degustabox as I've been switching to rice cakes for snacking purposes in the last few months! 

The Sea Salt & Vinegar Corn & Rice Snacks have 91 calories per bag and have a deliciously strong malt vinegar flavour. Each pack has less than 3% fat with no artificial, colours, flavours or preservatives. They make a very tasty alternative to crisps with a light and crunchy texture.

Kallø Rice Cake Thins: These are my favourite product from the June Degustabox. These Belgian Milk Chocolate with Caramel Pieces Rice Cake Thins have 65 calories per thin and are suitable for vegetarians and coeliacs.

I absolutely loved the flavours here - the chocolate is really smooth and delicious and the caramel pieces add a lovely extra sweetness. The plain rice cake base is boosted by this gorgeous topping and each one feels like a decadent treat, even though it's much healthier than a chocolate bar. I'll definitely be tracking down my nearest stockist!

Coconom Organic Coconut Sugar: This is a natural alternative to sugar that is made from 100% coconut tree blossom sap. It can be used in baking, on cereal and porridge or in smoothies and hot drinks. So far we've only used it on cereal and have found it to be similar to brown sugar with a dark colour and strong burnt caramel type flavour. Let me know in the comments if you have any suggestions for baking with coconut sugar!

Melba Multigrain Thins: A wholegrain version of the classic Original Melba toasts - these are now available at Tesco. 

I really enjoyed the slightly nuttier flavour in these multigrain thins and they make a great base for lots of different toppings, although I kept it simple with cheese and pickle!

Overall it's another great selection in the June Degustabox. My favourites this month are the Love Chin Chin snacks, Melba Multigrain Thins, and the Kallø Rice Cake Thins. If you're a subscriber then I'd love to hear your thoughts on this months Degustabox selection in the comments below.

For more details on Degustabox:

Degustabox website: www.degustabox.com

I received a Degustabox in order to provide an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. I baked some coconut sugar cookies and also sprinkled on the grilled pineapple. I'm with you on the alcopops, not my thing.


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